Posts with the tag .deb packages

Viewing the Changelog of Ubuntu Packages

at the command line using aptitude:

aptitude changelog <packagename>

This only works for officially supported packages, so it won't work for PPAs

alias to see the changelog for all packages that need an update

To see a description of all available updates, I create for myself the following alias in the ~/.bashrc:


Read on

Display Contents of .deb Packages Using deb-gview

You can display the contents of a .deb package with the program deb-gview. To install run:

sudo aptitude install deb-gview

To have a look at the contents of the package garmin-upload-tools_1.2.0_all.deb run:

deb-gview garmin-upload-tools_1.2.0_all.deb

Read on